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Leveraging Leadership Skills

By | August 14th, 2019|Emotional Intelligence, Leadership|

What is leverage? To move something with less force for greater impact and movement.It makes movement easier.  This is what I’ve discovered about leverage in leadership skills.  There are three areas that we seem to struggle most with that just a little bit of learning can go a long way. Leveraging these skills can make a bigger difference in a wide array of areas, most notably, workplace culture. The three skills are 1) feedback: giving and receiving, 2) difficult conversations and 3) professional boundaries.  Feedback: Giving and Receiving This is an area that gets plunged into the ‘too hard basket’. [...]

TP 48: Prof Michelle Ryan – Powerful Woman

By | December 22nd, 2018|Change, Future, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Tall Poppy, World|

Tall Poppy Podcast Series on Women and Power-  Michelle Ryan: Powerful woman. They say that women hold up half the sky yet the number of women in positions of leadership doesn’t reflect this. Michelle Ryan is a professor at Exeter University, a researcher, social and organisational psychologist, looking at gender inequality. What does that mean, and what can we do to promote equality? Michelle helps us unpack the reasons for the low numbers of women in leading roles, and impact of stereotyping and imposter syndrome relating to women and power. She helps us see that we’re not alone and [...]

TP 47: Michelle Gibbings Powerful Woman

By | December 17th, 2018|Change, Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Tall Poppy|

Tall Poppy Podcast Series: Women and Power What does it mean to be fit for the future of work? Michelle Gibbings helps us unpack the skills and competencies of leadership when the world of work is changing so quickly. She brings an experience of having difficult conversations in her own career and how to navigate the power structures of the corporate world. She helps us see what holding your own can look like and where that strengths to do so comes from, relating to power well. We discuss the impact of unconscious bias against women in individuals her determination [...]

TP 46: Foundry Leadership

By | November 29th, 2018|Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Small Business, Tall Poppy|

Lindsey Brown created Foundry Associates to bridge the gap between technical solutions and society. Leveraging years of experience in the water industry and levelling up from being a solo operator, she created a team that can function without her. She learned this the hard way and offers insights into doing things differently, inviting diverse perspectives and being connected to purpose and innovative strategies to leverage resources. She's also the Victorian Vice Chair of the Australian Water Association and talks about the differences between working with volunteers in a well-respected industry association and working with paid staff. She shares what it's [...]

TP 45: Disrupting Democracy

By | August 29th, 2018|Change, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy, Technology, World|

"By 2020 people will begin to understand what digital democracy is, the system won’t change itself and those in power don’t benefit from changes to the current system." says Adam Jacoby, Chief Steward of MiVote. He, his tribe and team are disrupting democracy by bringing blockchain technology and a redesign to collective decision-making. Not just digital democracy but looking at how it could be, a model that educates, not just improving on how it is now. We discuss, succession planning, transparency of political donations, failed initiatives, young people and mentoring, and the growth of this digital democracy movement. Resources MiVote website Adam's [...]

TP 44: Su Lim Six Ideas

By | April 9th, 2018|Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy, Technology, World|

After an extended break, Tall Poppy is back with insights about the future of work today. Su Lim, founder of Six Ideas, is creating a virtual global village to create better futures for working and learning. Working with distributed teams, global clients and modern ways of approaching complex problems including an appreciation for cultural differences and the value of diversity. Learn about the key success factors for this kind of work, tools of the trade and the role of passion, emotion, curiosity and questioning in the future of work as it’s already happening. See through the looking glass for what insights [...]

TP 43: Kylee Fitzpatrick

By | December 20th, 2017|Coaching, Leadership, Tall Poppy|

If you’re interested in communications, the impact it can have and what really makes humans happy, what inspires us to do what we don’t think is possible, getting those barriers out of the way and going for it, you will love my conversation with Kylee Fitzpatrick. She has created The Performance Code, Team Women Australia and is self-made woman. She is a super switched on, high powered, yet down to earth human being who was a high achieving corporate exec who saw an opportunity to be more true to herself, making an exit, giving permission to others to do [...]

TP 41: Josie McLean

By | November 29th, 2017|Change, Coaching, Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Tall Poppy|

This one is for the change managers and anyone involved in change making. Josie McLean of The Partnership shares the results of her research and turns change management on its head. She puts to rest many of the assumptions we make about organisational sustainability, workplace culture and the impact of imposing company values. This interview brings in mental models, systems thinking, a worldview that values interconnectedness and a human-centric perspective that embraces context, complexity, living systems and sustainability in it’s most ultimate form. Josie offers so much to ponder and really practical stuff around how to bring people management into [...]

TP 40: Stephen Duns on Leadership’s Shadow

By | November 16th, 2017|Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Tall Poppy|

Stephen Dunns was a career CEO and now teaches about leadership and is exploring a new realm in the shadow side of leadership. What happens when virtues become vices? We discuss the impact of your ‘emotional wake’, the tension in wanting a hero leader but resenting them when we get them, the fact that we want to be in control but no one wants to be controlled. We get to hear Stephen reflect and share the path that went from feedback that gutted him, to being inquisitive, inclusive and a true leader in walking the talk. This is the [...]

TP 38: Jen Storey

By | November 1st, 2017|Change, Consulting, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy, Technology|

Today’s career path looks very different than our parent’s. Jen Storey's career path looks like a chicaning river. She’s worked across a wide array of industries, business sizes, in journalism, marketing, e-commerce, customer experience and now she focuses on advising organisations on disruption and innovation. True innovation. She helps us look at the future of work through a human lens where it looks less threatening. Thinking of the future, this is a person you really want working on large scale strategy, looking at what’s possible and what’s next. She believes in our ability to change and offers some practical [...]